A public service announcement from bartblog: your body is becoming corn syrup. A couple of my colleagues at the Rural Learning Center are on a high fructose corn syrup crusade. Mike-the-Flax-Blogger challenged Lindsey-Over-the-Wall (I can’t really call her that anymore–we’re ‘co-working’ without walls now!) to not eat corn syrup. She’s a few days into her challenge, and if she’s slipped up it’s been by accident. Lindsey’s a vegetarian, so reading the ingredients label is nothing new to her. I think it will be much more difficult for her to skip corn syrup than meat. It’s not that HFCS is necessarily so terrible alone, it’s that it’s in everything and we take it in all the time in huge quantities. Anyway, Mike’s blog shares an interesting video on corn syrup’s world domination here on ‘The Wunders of Flax.’
And (to be fair) some arguments about HFCS goodness from the Corn Refiners Association here.